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Letters Like You've Never Seen Before

There are some things so cool you just have to tell other people about, and so please dig this. Read More | Comment »

Frame Up 1:30PM Thu. Jun. 26, Wayne Alan Brenner

Unleashing the Fundraising Power of 'Inframan'

Bionic giants! Skeleton ghosts! Demon princesses! And all in a good cause! Tonight the Alamo Village screens Inframan in a special medical fundraiser for local author Stephen Romano, who'll be there to thank everyone for helping him heal. "It's things like this that make me feel normal in the middle of all this crap." Read More | Comment »

Film 5:15PM Wed. Jun. 25, Richard Whittaker

Review: Jimmy Pardo

It must be hard enough going through life as a moron, but why oh why place yourself front-row-center – and therefore in the crosshairs – of a consummate “crowd-work” comedian like Jimmy Pardo? Read More | Comment »

Jokers Wild 10:30AM Wed. Jun. 25, Russ Espinoza

Sky Candy Takes on Italo Calvino's COSMICOMICS

Director Rudy Ramirez blames romance for the spark of this fantastic idea: Turning Italo Calvino's classic collection of stories into an aerial performance. Read More | Comment »

Shows to Go Ya 1:30PM Wed. Jun. 18, Wayne Alan Brenner

Austin's Improv Comedy Marathon 2014

Of course, a veritable army of local troupes will be performing, too, will be coming and going pretty much as they please … while eight improv stalwarts stick around hour after hour after hour to push the walls of sleep back, waaaaaaay back, in The Hideout Theatre's 45-Hour Improv Marathon. Read More | Comment »

Shows to Go Ya 11:00AM Wed. Jun. 18, Wayne Alan Brenner

Lit-urday: Romance and Cigarettes

It's been a long week, and now you deserve to have one day when you can curl up with a good book – let's call it Lit-urday. How about some Caribbean intrigue and a few literary affairs? Read More | Comment »

Fiction 10:30AM Sat. Jun. 14, Jessi Cape

Hillary Rodham Clinton is Coming to Town

Lucky BookPeople. First they got Bill, now they get Hillary. Yup, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will be signing her new book Hard Choices at the downtown literary sanctuary a week from today, before a conversation at the Long Center. Read More | Comment »

Local 12:45PM Fri. Jun. 13, Richard Whittaker

Kickstart Your Weekend: 'The Illustrated Geek Cookbook'

Ever wondered how cook an Arakis sand worm? Or wanted the recipe to make your own nightmarish Christmas pin wheels? Don't worry. Austin cook book author/kitchen nerd Chris-Rachael Oseland, aka the Kitchen Overlord, wants to share her fannish recipes with you. Read More | Comment »

Web 10:11AM Fri. Jun. 13, Richard Whittaker

Lit-urday: 'The Vacationers'

It's been a long week, and now you deserve to have one day when you can curl up with a good book – let's call it Lit-urday. So is Emma Straub's new novel of snobs on holiday the one to pull off the shelf? Read More | Comment »

Fiction 11:00AM Sat. Jun. 7, Amy Kamp

"Pillow" Talk

Terri Thomas' solo exhibition "Pillow Book as Inheritance" is challenging for many viewers, punter and scenester alike, though perhaps for different reasons. That inspired me to speak with the artist about the show. The interview began as informal conversation followed by elaboration and clarification over email. Read More | Comment »

Frame Up 10:45AM Thu. Jun. 5, Seth Orion Schwaiger

"It Was a Difficult Choice, But..."

The phrase became so common as arts writer after arts writer tried to explain how deserving all the nominees were before naming the winner in that category's Austin Critics Table award that it became the drinking game for the night: Whenever you hear a critic say, "It was a difficult choice, but...," take a drink. Read More | Comment »

Show Bidness 12:50PM Tue. Jun. 3, Robert Faires

Mondo Con Is Go!

Hey Mondo! Back in January, the local print mavens announced they will be holding their first convention this fall. Now they have confirmed that, on Sept. 20-21, Mondo Con will host some of the greatest names in horror, genre, and pop culture art working today. Read More | Comment »

Frame Up 1:00PM Mon. Jun. 2, Richard Whittaker

Art Review: 'Blog Reblog'

What is "Blog Reblog"? A gallery show? An event? A comment on our modern forms of photographic dissemination? I suppose it’s all of those, but for lovers of contemporary photography, it’s worth a trip to the Big Medium galleries. Read More | Comment »

Frame Up 3:22PM Wed. May. 28, Rod Machen

Rise of the Valkyrie

Comic readers exploded in fury this week when podcaster Craig Mazin called She-Hulk "Slut-Hulk." The good thing is that he was quickly called out for it. The bad thing? That he even thought to say it in the first place. That's the kind of casual sexism that pervades the medium that Kate Leth loves. Read More | Comment »

Graphic Novels 9:00AM Mon. May. 26

"And I told her ..."

Joshua Ferris first came onto to my radar in 2010 with the publication of The New Yorker's '20 Under 40' collection. Among that group of young authors, Ferris stood out with his engaging style and witty banter. Read More | Comment »

Readings 11:30AM Fri. May. 23, Rod Machen

Book Review: 'The Last Kind Words Saloon'

Native Texan Larry McMurtry, author of more than 50 books, has a reputation as tall as the Wild West’s tales. His latest, The Last Kind Words Saloon, takes a different approach. It’s pared down, with succinct prose, and bare-bones depictions of historical heroes who may not deserve to rest on such booze-laden laurels. Read More | Comment »

Fiction 3:30PM Thu. May. 22, Jessi Cape

No, No, They're Not Just Slimy Lizards

Yes, salamanders: The creatures that Austin citizens, ah, leveraged the synergy of during the struggle to keep Barton Springs safe from various developer-based program activities. Read More | Comment »

Frame Up 2:45PM Thu. May. 22, Wayne Alan Brenner

Bethany out of Saturn?

Last time Theatre en Bloc complicated the boards, it was with Derek Kolluri directing Neil LaBute's Fat Pig. Read More | Comment »

Shows to Go Ya 5:50PM Wed. May. 21, Wayne Alan Brenner

S-A-T-U-R-D-A-Y? Night!

Really, you could sprain your calendar app with what's available by way of entertainment tomorrow night. Read More | Comment »

Shows to Go Ya 11:30AM Fri. May. 16, Wayne Alan Brenner

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